SHENTON College students are giving back to their local community in the spirit of Christmas.
Year 9 students put together 75 Christmas boxes filled with presents for disadvantaged Australian children.
Head of learning and community Year 9 Gary Green said the school had a call to action after finding out from the Salvation Army that more than 500,000 children in Australia would not receive gifts this Christmas.
He said this helped galvanise the school’s focus of supporting families who would be unable to provide gifts for their children at Christmas.
“The ability to help someone of your own age who may not be fortunate enough to receive anything for Christmas in our local community was seen as a very high priority by our students and staff,” he said.
“The uptake from the Shenton community has been remarkable, with 80 boxes being provided. It has been an impressive collective effort to help others and to bring some joy and surprise to countless children at Christmas.”
The boxes will be given to the Salvation Army and distributed to those in need.